Softcover, 96 pages, 76 color plates, 280 x 300 mm. Text in Spanish and English
As in the paintings known by the name Vanitas, death has a habit of making appearance in many aspects of Spanish culture – from the poetry of Teresa de Jesús to that of García Lorca; from the images of Goya to those of Dalí, as well as in the world of bullfighting. It provides an austere backdrop which enhances the vitality and color of the Spanish spirit. In this book, Cristóbal Hara takes death as his traveling companion on a voyage to the furthest corners of the country and returns with images that sum up that special personality which Spain still manages to retain.